WED ▪ 9
Russian conductors don’t often try their hand at Italian opera, but the estimable Semyon Bychkov headed up the Met’s production of Verdi’s Otello in 2012. You can see an encore broadcast of that performance tonight at your local movie theater, which includes Renée Fleming reprising (likely for the last time) the role of Desdemona, which she had such great success with to start her career. The opera screens at 6:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-24. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 10
If cooking competitions are your thing, get out to the Cendera Center this evening for the 2014 Top Chef Challenge. Jason Harper (Colleyville’s Trio New American Café), Sebastien Layen (Fort Worth’s Cast Iron Restaurant), David McMillan (Fort Worth’s Bird Café), and Todd Phillips (Colleyville’s J.R.’s Steak & Grill) will be the competitors. Ticket price includes drinks and enough hors d’oeuvres for a meal. The competition starts at 6pm at 3600 Benbrook Hwy, FW. Tickets are $35-100. Call 817-560-6111.
FRI ▪ 11
Stage West’s new production Heroes bears no relation to the soon-to-be-revived NBC TV drama about superheroes. Instead, it’s a comedy about three French World War I veterans who plot an escape from their nursing home in 1959. This 2003 French play by Gérald Sibleyras was recently translated into English by Tom Stoppard, and Stage West will perform this version in time for the 100th anniversary of World War I’s beginning. The play runs Thu thru Aug 10 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $15-32. Call 817-784-9378.
SAT ▪ 12
Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara features the charismatic Mexican former boxing champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez fighting to regain the World Boxing Association’s junior middleweight title from Erislandy Lara, who is Cuban but calls himself “The American Dream.” The broadcast is at 8pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $17-18. Call 818-761-6100.
SUN ▪ 13
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s Modern Dance Festival begins its three-weekend run at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with some improvised performances in the lobby, during which the dancers will incorporate objects contributed by audience members. There’s also a program of short films on Saturday afternoon that includes Scottish Ballet’s Healah Dancing, set to a song by Keaton Henson. The festival runs Sat thru Jul 25 at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-922-0944.
MON ▪ 14
Seven years after Disney’s 1999 animated film of Tarzan, songwriter Phil Collins and playwright David Henry Hwang joined forces to turn the nonmusical movie into a traditional Broadway show called Tarzan: The Stage Musical. Their efforts received mixed reviews, with critics blasting Collins’ generic lyrics but praising his vibrant music. Artisan Center Theatre’s show runs Fri thru Aug 23 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-20. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 15
Amon Carter Museum director Andrew Walker will be out of his usual stomping grounds this evening, but he’ll only be across the street at Fort Worth Community Arts Center to give a lecture called The Experience of a Collector: A Personal View to Social Change, in which he discusses the importance of art collectors to a community and as a force for social action. The talk is at 7pm at 1300 Gendy St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-923-3012.